House of the Week: $1.7-million for a Courtland Park house full of custom details

House of the Week: $1.7-million for a Courtland Park house full of custom details

This week, we tour a 5-bedroom custom home in a suburban neighbourhood between Fisher and Prince of Whales.

216 Hudson Ave.
Neighbourhood: Courtland Park
Agent: Jeff Usher, Grapevine Realty
Price: $1,699,000 

The history
When the owners of a custom luxury home business and a custom luxury mattress business combine forces, the results are bound to be spectacular. Designed and built in 2018 by Andrew Decristoforo, a third-generation builder with of Art & Stone Group, and Alexandra Corriveau, CEO of Obasan, this four-bedroom house is full of custom finishes and furnishings.

The entranceway opens into a chic living space with warm floors of pre-engineered walnut:

Yes, those glass doors and mirror in the entranceway are hand-forged:

Cool wine nook! Complete with Italian cabinetry and a walnut wall display:

The tables, stairs, and sofa were all designed by the homeowners:

The kitchen has a quartzite counter, Brizo faucets, and Fisher & Paykel appliances:

A close-up of the custom stairs with walnut rails and treads by Aleika Stairs and Rails. Each tread is made with nine separate pieces of walnut:

Main-floor powder room with a hand-forged mirror, Italian tiling, and a butternut vanity:

The place
This home focuses on the details, with custom-designed furniture and lighting throughout. The owners have deep roots in the home and design industry and leveraged that knowledge to design all of their furnishings and have local artisans and craftspeople create them. Every detail in this house is considered — and high-end.

Big selling point(s)
An enormous lot within a hidden central neighbourhood makes this place a real find. Tech geeks will love all the smart-home features.

The master bedroom has custom lighting, designed by the owner and made in California, and custom nightstands:

There is a large walk-in closet and dressing area behind the master bedroom:

The master bathroom has heated floors, walnut vanities, and custom-made lighting and mirrors:

The settings on the two showers can be preset for maximum comfort:

The house has three spare bedrooms, including this one, and four bathrooms:

For the nature lover
This neighbourhood is a dog walkers’ and runners’ paradise, just a 20- or 25-minute walk from Hog’s Back, Vincent Massey Park, and the Arboretum. Bonus: Parents will appreciate that Lexington Park, with its soccer fields, ball diamonds, and play structures, is just one street over.

On the outside
The super-large lot will be a draw for gardeners, families, and pet owners. The back of the house faces south, so the large windows allow light to flow through the house.

The deck off the master bedroom looks out over a massive backyard:

Possible deal breaker
It’s a suburban setting, which will be an attraction to some buyers but not necessarily a dream location for those who want to be in the midst of any kind of nightlife and restaurant scene.

By the numbers
5,540 square feet (including basement)
78-by-112-foot lot
4 bathrooms
4 bedrooms (plus one more in the basement)
1 fireplace
3 fridges on main floor (one in the kitchen, one in the pantry, and one wine fridge)